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 I was paid $\$27000.$This is 67% of the Total Owed. The Total Owed is unknown. How do I calculate the amount of the Total Owed? Hi Julie, If the total owed was$\$T$ then you would have been paid 67% of $\$T,$that is you would have been paid$0.67 \times \$T.$ But you were paid $\$27000$so $0.67 \times \T = \27000.$ To solve for$\$T$ divide both sides by 0.67.

Penny

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